Fractured Radial Head

CT Scan of a broken radial head (fractured radial head)
CT Scan of a broken radial head (fractured radial head)

What is a radial head fracture of the elbow?

Your elbow is made up of 3 bones.

They are the:

  • Humerus (the upper arm bone).
  • Ulna (the larger forearm bone on the little finger side). The end of the ulna is the tip of your elbow.
  • Radius (the smaller forearm bone on the thumb side). The end of the radius that is part of the elbow is called the radial head.

A fracture is a break in a bone.

A radial head fracture can occur from a fall on an outstretched arm or a direct blow to the elbow.

It can occur allow or be part of a more severe injury to the elbow such as an Elbow fracture dislocation.

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7 August, 2012